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Tree Removal Prices - How much does a Tree Surgeon cost 2023

Average Price
£300 - £400

What can I expect to pay for a Tree Surgeon?

Is your tree looking more troublesome than tame? Maybe it needs the magic touch of a tree surgery and removal expert. Read our handy guide to find out how much your professional will charge for tree planting, pruning, removal and more.

What is a Tree Surgeon? 

Just like us, trees need routine checks to stay healthy and happy. A tree surgeon makes sure a tree is properly cared for throughout its life cycle. They are responsible for planting, pruning, and removing trees as well as identifying and treating diseases. Find a Tree Surgeon near me.

Tree surgery isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s a highly specialised profession that involves working at height, climbing and using power tools, so you want to be sure that your expert is suitably qualified and experienced. If they aren’t they could cause harm to the tree, as well as to you and your property - so make sure you pick smartly. 

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is one of the most recognised schemes to certify that a tree surgeon meets the minimum requirements. If you’re considering doing some tree surgery DIY, bear in mind that a professional is worth hiring for the health of your tree, but more importantly, for your safety. 

How much does a Tree Surgeon cost? 

It's worth knowing just how much a tree surgeon is going to cost before you commit to hiring someone. The price depends on a number of factors, including the size of the tree and the type of maintenance needed. To give you a general idea, here’s a ballpark figure for two of the most common tree surgery services:

Average cost of tree removal (in total)£400
Average cost of tree pruning (in total) £300

What changes the price of hiring a Tree Surgeon? 

The price of a tree surgeon can vary depending on different factors. These include: 

  • Tree size

  • Location

  • Type of service

Tree size 

As a general rule of thumb, the taller the tree, the higher the price. To give you an idea, here’s a breakdown of the average price of tree surgery services by height. Remember, stump removal will come at an additional cost. 

Tree Removal (per tree):

HeightMinimum cost (in total) Maximum cost (in total)Average cost (in total)
Up to 25ft £70£300£200
26 - 50ft £300£700£400

Tree Pruning (per tree): 

HeightMinimum cost (in total)Maximum cost (in total)Average cost (in total)
Up to 25ft £70£250£150
26 - 50ft £250£500£300
51ft+ £500£900£600


Costs vary but you can expect to spend considerably more on a Tree Surgeon in London. Outside London, prices tend to be more consistent, but there is some variation from region to region. To give you an idea of this, we’ve put together a handy summary of common tree surgery services and their prices by location: 

Tree Removal (per tree)

LocationAverage cost (in total)
London area£650
South, South West and Midlands £425
Outer region and North£400

Tree Pruning (per tree)

Location Average cost (in total)
London area£400
South, South West and Midlands £300
Outer region and North£250

Type of tree surgery 

Some tree surgery tasks may require more skill and time to complete. For example, if the tree is hazardous or diseased, you can expect to pay around £50 - £200 more than the average price, depending on the severity of the problem. If accessibility to your tree is difficult, you will also pay more for the labour costs. 

How can I tell if my tree is unhealthy? 

Unfortunately, trees can’t talk, making it tricky to know when there is a problem and if a tree surgeon is required. If you notice any of these problems with your tree, it's worth calling a tree surgeon for some expert advice. They’ll often give you a quote for free! 

  • Mushrooms or fungi around the base of the tree 

  • Roots which have detached 

  • Cavities or indications of decay on Bark 

  • Dead branches

  • Discoloured leaves 

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